Mayweather Fight Postponed

Charlie JonesContributor IJune 14, 2009

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22:  Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather in his first open workout since coming out of retirement, as he prepares for his fight against Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico, at Peacock Gym on May 22, 2009 in London, England.  The fight's due to take place on July 18, 2009 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Mayweather’s comeback fight will be rescheduled at a later date to to an injury Mayweather sustained while training for the upcoming fight. While there aren’t many details about how severe the injury is reports indicate that it was a rib injury.

“I am extremely disappointed that this fight has to be postponed,” Mayweather stated. “I was training very hard and looking forward to getting back in the ring on July 18.”

Upon hearing the news at his training facility in Mexico Juan Manuel Marquez had the following to say:

“I will remain focused, in shape and ready to fight whenever the fight is rescheduled for.”

The Mayweather Marquez fight was to be at 143 pounds, eight more than Marquez has ever fought and the lightest weight for Mayweather since 2005. The fight is shaping up to be one that determines Manny Pacquiao’s next opponent as Mayweather is looking to defend his pound for pound best fighter crown since Manny has defeated fighters in less rounds than it took Mayweather, taking the P4P crown while Mayweather was in retirement. A fight between the two would settle any arguments of who is the real P4P fighter in the world.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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